99 Honda civic hatchback would idol but stall every time the gas was pressed. Replaced the fuel regulator and now it runs but it feels bogged down like it's getting to much fuel. Would resetting the ECM correct this issue?
My car has an automatic transmission.
First of all, check carefully for air leaks. Any hose or rubber boot that is in bad condition and is allowing air to get into the engine without passing through the Air Mass Meter will lead to performance problems. Then you should consult the On Board Diagnostics. A 1999 model has OBD II diagnostics, so you should be able to retrieve trouble codes that would help determine what is going on. Most of the issues that you might have will present a fault code in the On Board Diagnostics and working on the car without scanning the system and reading the codes could lead you to spend money on things that you don’t need. There are a few things that can get past the on board diagnostics, water contamination in the fuel is one, but until you know what codes are in the system, I would not move forward. If this is all sounding like too much trouble, you can have it taken care of at your convenience by contacting Your Mechanic. They can send a technician to your home or office to check out your Honda and let you know just what it will take to fix it.
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